Vocational Service Projects
This committee organizes committee assignments and descriptions for all members, as well as coordinates the annual member sign-up. After the annual sign-ups are complete, the database is used by the club directory committee to print the directory. Committee members also meet with new members to assist them in participating in the committees of their choice.
Orientation – I.M. rotary
All new members are placed in the 12-month new member orientation program. Meeting monthly, this program is designed to increase their awareness of Rotary International and the various elements and activities of our club.
Membership Education and Retention
This committee is responsible for publishing and maintaining materials relevant to educating members. Currently, there are two documents:
- Prospective Member Packet: This packet provides a prospective member with information on our club and Rotary International. It also includes an application for membership.
- Member Handbook: This document is the reference for all members about all aspects of our club and Rotary International. Each year in the spring, the committee updates all documents, based on changes in the club and suggestions from club members.
The Membership Committee serves to bring new members into the club. Members of the committee assist Rotarians with information and application materials needed to sponsor potential new members. This committee meets monthly to review membership applications, discuss changes and updates to the membership materials, and works with the Committee Assignment Committee and the Orientation Committee to assure members receive in-depth information regarding club history, services, projects, expectations and volunteer opportunities.
Awards and Recognition
This committee is responsible for the very special “Red Rose Award,” one of the most prestigious awards given by our club. A Red Rose is presented to a Rotarian who has committed years of service to a specific endeavor or a broad range of club and/or philanthropic activities. Committee members meet annually, or more often if needed, to discuss potential recipients.
This committee provides invocation at every Rotary meeting. One goal of the committee is to have many traditions represented. Prayers may be reflective of one tradition, but should be mindful and respectful of the traditions of others. Those who offer the invocations do not need to be clergy.
Are you a music lover? The Music Committee plans and provides the musical elements for the weekly meetings as well as special musical events. Members participate in organizing, instructing and scheduling a roster of song leaders to make club meetings enjoyable.
Have you ever listened to a presentation at a club meeting and thought, “I know someone who would make a great speaker for the club?” Then the Program Committee is the place for you. Join in and help plan the calendar and execute the programs for the year.
Service Above Self
The Service Above Self Committee presents Paul Harris Fellowships to deserving people in the community to recognize their volunteers efforts. Awards are given during the weekly meetings and followed up with a press release in the Record-Eagle.
Meetings are held as needed.